Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 2

Today I spent a lot of time putting away type and furniture (of the letterpress variety.) It's interesting how quickly working with tangible pieces of type improves your understanding of the letterforms.

  • Don't mistake rules (which are type high) for reglets
  • Don't mistake type (specifically, 'I', '1', and 'l') as reglets
  • Avoid these mistakes (sometimes) by looking for the shinier face of the type/rule where it has been printed
  • Differentiate varying sizes of lead type by lining up the notches on the back
  • Tuesday is fish taco day @ Chile Burrito (also tried horchata for the first time!)
  • Stymie
  • Latin Wide
  • John Hancock
  • Cheltenham Bold (which unfortunately, in the case of putting away type, looks quite like John Hancock)

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